Who was the famous "Migrant Mother," 32, whose famous photo has haunted us since the Depression years? Mary Coin, Marisa Silver's haunting novel reimagines the lives of Florence Owens Thompson and unveils the photo's secrets. "She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed," said photographer Dorthea Lange. (From: Popular Photography, Feb. 1960)."
Lightning storms sparked wildfires in Eastern Washington, the largest in state history. We could see smoke all the way east in Idaho, just like the ash from Mt. St. Helens eruption. Now, flash flood warnings ...
First six climbers went missing on Mt. Rainier on Wednesday night. By Saturday we knew the names and the sad truth. They died somewhere at the bottom of Carbon River Glacier. Did they slip? Did a rockslide wash over them? We may never know exactly. For now, conditions on the glacier are so deadly that rescuers can't even search for the bodies. Check out the slideshow below. I'll update as events unfold.
By Candace Dempsey, author of Murder in Italy, the true story of Amanda Knox.
Who's famed South African sprinter Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius really? Did the Olympic athlete shoot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he mistook her for an intruder, right before Valentine's Day? Did that gun just go off 4 times? African psychologist Leonard L. Carr's trial tweets illuminate Oscar's week on the stand.